So you're ready to invest in real estate syndications. This type of investing is complex, with many different factors at play that are outlined through PPM documentation. Tools that make the process easier are invaluable, as with any complicated investment.
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In this blog, we curated the critical information that you should have available as you start your investing adventure.
Several different types of PPM deal structures exist.
An identified deal is a PPM deal structure where the investor knows what and where they are investing:
A non-specified fund is a PPM deal structure where the investor does not know what they are investing in but instead invests in a pool of assets managed by an investment firm:
A semi-specified fund is similar to a non-specified fund but with more transparency:
A feeder fund is a PPM deal structure where one or more funds "feed" into another larger fund that then invests those funds into various assets on behalf of the investors:
An opportunity zone is a PPM deal structure that allows investors to defer paying taxes on capital gains until 2026 if they invest those gains into certain designated areas as defined by the US Treasury Department's Opportunity Zones program.
The section of the issuer's information provides prospective investors with detailed information about the offering, including the terms and conditions of the security offered, any risks associated with investing in it, and other vital details.
When you provide information about this section, you'll also need to consider the following:
A management entity is any individual or group assigned to manage a project. In real estate syndications, this could include:
The management entity is responsible for the following:
A real estate sponsor has experience structuring and raising funds for a deal. The sponsor also plays a significant role in decision-making throughout the life of the syndication.
In this section, you'll determine the type, amount, and timeline of fees. Fees may be a way for you to generate income from your investment in syndication.
Standard fees include the following:
In this section, you'll determine whether you'll have a 506(b) or 506(c):
An accredited investor is an entity allowed to trade securities unregistered with financial authorities:
Accredited investors include banks, financial institutions, and other large corporations with access to complex, high-risk investments.
A True Up Provision is an accounting adjustment that reconciles two or more balances, often with the help of an adjustment. It also involves adjusting purchase prices based on changes in value since the closing date of a transaction.
It is usually made at the end of a fiscal year or after a transaction has closed. Accountants will review all relevant financial information and make necessary adjustments to ensure accurate records.
When investing in a real estate syndication, there are many considerations. It's mountains of information and documentation, and Slawinski's syndication PPM Creation Tool guides you through the process.
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